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  1. Super Dave426's Avatar
    Have to be on same wifi network to do that. We're talking no wifi solutions
    I'm aware of that, but even just connecting was a hassle, and I can connect with Bluetooth but nothing happens, why is that? The set also has WiFi direct, but nothing shows either.
    09-25-2016 05:00 PM
  2. French's Avatar
    OK, let me get this straight, you were hooked up to home wifi for data and could simulcast to screen beam to tv? I didn't think simultaneous wifi and direct wifi was possible.

    I know it works fine without wifi connection. I'm surprised it works with wifi connection.

    I'm back on Note 3 now so it must be different.
    I haven't tried it at home in a while...but I think you are correct. I think I had to turn the wifi off on my phone, then select Smart View and connect via wifi direct to the t.v., THEN open Netflix on my phone which at that point was no longer using my home wifi but rather, LTE, for the Netflix data. I think when I opened Netflix while wifi was still on and connected directly to my router it didn't work.

    So the ScreenBeam is a direct wifi connection only...it "listens" to the phone, the phone talks to it, and any data the phone uses to transmit to the ScreenBeam is coming via the wireless carrier plan (in my case Verizon).
    09-25-2016 05:01 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes, just like Microsoft adapter but I don't have great mouth to sound sync. Off just enough to be annoying. I have to forget home wifi or when I turn on wifi direct phone drops adapter and connects to home wifi instead even though phone wifi was turned off When wifi connect device connects it turns on phone wifi then my phone drops device and connects to home. I either have to shut off router (no) or forget home network. No idea why I have to then restart phone but I do.
    09-25-2016 05:04 PM
  4. French's Avatar
    Perhaps what you are describing is why I had issues with the Samsung hub when I tried it. I didn't restart the phone, or forget my home network. I just figured if it didn't work even in the environment where there was no wifi available at all, then it wasn't going to work for me.

    Very frustrating that this is ALL because something that used to work in older phones is now not supported. And I'm too fried to delve into the whole USB C is capable but we don't have it. WHY?? Why is it always one little feature that would be hugely nice to have that is held back?
    09-25-2016 05:54 PM
  5. Blaze9's Avatar
    Huh, so weird. I setup my chromecast on my phone using 2 phones. Set my main point as a hotspot, used second phone to setup chromecast to my hotspot. Disconnected my second phone. Using the google cast app I can now screenshare to my chromecast while still hosting a hotspot. That's awesome, I don't think I need any other hardware anymore. I didn't know they updated chromecast to allow hotspot screen mirroring.
    09-26-2016 07:09 PM
  6. French's Avatar
    Huh, so weird. I setup my chromecast on my phone using 2 phones. Set my main point as a hotspot, used second phone to setup chromecast to my hotspot. Disconnected my second phone. Using the google cast app I can now screenshare to my chromecast while still hosting a hotspot. That's awesome, I don't think I need any other hardware anymore. I didn't know they updated chromecast to allow hotspot screen mirroring.
    That is interesting. Please let us know if there are further developments.
    09-27-2016 05:28 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    Note 7 is gone but I assume s7e has all the same problems?
    12-19-2016 10:10 AM
  8. tdevisse's Avatar
    I get the same result now with netflix and hulu. the audio mirrors but not the video. that is with a screenbeam mini
    12-26-2016 06:04 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    I get the same result now with netflix and hulu. the audio mirrors but not the video. that is with a screenbeam mini
    What is screenbeam mini?
    12-26-2016 06:08 PM
  10. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    That's the TV dongle.
    12-26-2016 06:14 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    That's the TV dongle.
    A particular brand or Chromcast?
    12-26-2016 06:28 PM
  12. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    A particular brand I think, usb dongle.
    12-26-2016 10:13 PM
  13. French's Avatar
    A particular brand or Chromcast?
    It's the device I was speaking of on the first page of this thread. It's another dongle type device that you plug into the HDMI port on your t.v., and then you can mirror to it so you can play content from your phone to the t.v. Just like the device you had and the Samsung Hub. It's called ScreenBeam Mini 2, I believe (I think that's the full name).

    https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Scr...cUvbUpU5629952
    01-03-2017 10:23 AM
  14. French's Avatar
    I get the same result now with netflix and hulu. the audio mirrors but not the video. that is with a screenbeam mini
    This is weird because I just used mine last night for the first time with the S7 Edge and it worked flawlessly...in fact even better than Note 7 in that the audio was in perfect sync with the video. With the Note 7 there was sometimes a very very slight offset...not enough to ruin the experience but it was there. HOWEVER, my connection did drop a few times. I was at my boyfriends and I have set up as a "my places" and one of the things that it does is turn off wifi...so I suspect the drop would happen because it would suddenly re-recognize that's where I was and turn off wifi. The mirror cast does something where it creates it's own wifi connection so I think it would turn that off because it knows wifi shouldn't be on at that location. Hopefully that makes sense.

    So I'm very happy with the performance of the S7 Edge with the ScreenBeam Mini. I'm wondering, are you using the supplied HDMI cable extender, or your own HDMI cable? Because I'm wondering if swapping out the HDMI cable would fix your audio issue. Or trying a different port on the t.v. Or, lastly, rebooting the phone and reconnecting to the ScreenBeam. I used it last night with Netflix and it worked great.
    01-03-2017 10:31 AM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    This is weird because I just used mine last night for the first time with the S7 Edge and it worked flawlessly...in fact even better than Note 7 in that the audio was in perfect sync with the video. With the Note 7 there was sometimes a very very slight offset...not enough to ruin the experience but it was there. HOWEVER, my connection did drop a few times. I was at my boyfriends and I have set up as a "my places" and one of the things that it does is turn off wifi...so I suspect the drop would happen because it would suddenly re-recognize that's where I was and turn off wifi. The mirror cast does something where it creates it's own wifi connection so I think it would turn that off because it knows wifi shouldn't be on at that location. Hopefully that makes sense.

    So I'm very happy with the performance of the S7 Edge with the ScreenBeam Mini. I'm wondering, are you using the supplied HDMI cable extender, or your own HDMI cable? Because I'm wondering if swapping out the HDMI cable would fix your audio issue. Or trying a different port on the t.v. Or, lastly, rebooting the phone and reconnecting to the ScreenBeam. I used it last night with Netflix and it worked great.
    It's odd. My Note 7 was also out of sync with Microsoft version of dongle but it works perfectly with my LG V20. I did have to shut off bluetooth and disconnect Androidwear to connect fir some reason.
    01-03-2017 11:07 AM
  16. French's Avatar
    Well I just discovered I can't cast Netflix at all using the ScreenBeam...And my boyfriend can't from his phone either. I strongly suspect an issue with the Netflix app. Everything else works (YouTube, movies from memory card, etc.). Anyone else having issues now? Specifically casting Netflix?

    ETA: in early January I was able to screencast with Netflix...We watched a documentary on my phone cast to his big screen TV and it worked perfectly fine. So I suspect something has changed with the Netflix app since early January was the last time I tried using it and it worked.
    01-29-2017 06:41 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    I have a problem with Netflix using hdmi connection. It works for a while then disconnects on its own.
    01-29-2017 06:42 PM
  18. French's Avatar
    I have a problem with Netflix using hdmi connection. It works for a while then disconnects on its own.
    Is that wired or screen casting (mirroring)...Pretty sure you have an older Note that could do a direct connection via cable (mhl?). But you mentioned V20 a few posts above.
    01-30-2017 11:23 AM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Wired connection with V20. Sorry I forgot which forum I was in. Netflix seems to work fine with Microsoft dongle but I only tested for 10 minutes. It took about 50 minutes b4 hdmi started disconnecting but once it did it once it would disconnect about every 10.min
    01-30-2017 11:41 AM
  20. French's Avatar
    I have been posting in another thread so thought I'd update here as a search for casting might show this in results...

    The most current Netflix App (January 24th on the Play Store) does not work with the ScreenBeam anymore. I called Netflix and they are acknowledging they are hearing of issues for some Android users since introducing the download to SD card feature. To be clear, they introduced downloading prior to the downloading to SD card...the December 9th version 4.12.2 is capable of downloading however it will only download to the internal phone storage (of which I have none left).

    Specifically, however, for the ScreenBeam, they are saying their system shows it is "not supported". I explained that it had been working just fine all the way up to the December 9th 4.12.2 and she was very nice and said she'd report it and that "you are right it doesn't make sense it would be supported prior and now it's not". I don't know if this will get anywhere or not and I REALLY hope it's just a bug and not by design, because if Netflix is purposely shutting down the ability to cast then other apps will likely follow suit. Comcast had it shut down from the beginning (jerks)...but Amazon still casts...I haven't tested HBO.

    Anyway I encourage you to call Netflix as well if you are experiencing casting problems with Netflix. Good luck.
    02-09-2017 09:22 AM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    I suspect VZW is behind it. They don't like us using lte to watch Netflix on tv. Like on my Note 3 vzw limits Netflix to 720p even though phone capable of 1080p. I complained to Netflix and they said VZW asked them to limit it. This means I can connect with mhl through Note 3 hdmi but only get 720p which sucks on big screen. V20 uses slimport connection to hdmi but Netflix and hdmi connection itself. drop off after a short time. I suspect vzw again.
    02-09-2017 10:33 AM
  22. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    The 21st century will be a battle for bandwidth . . . Google Fiber where are you . . .
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    02-09-2017 10:37 AM
  23. French's Avatar
    I suspect VZW is behind it. They don't like us using lte to watch Netflix on tv. Like on my Note 3 vzw limits Netflix to 720p even though phone capable of 1080p. I complained to Netflix and they said VZW asked them to limit it. This means I can connect with mhl through Note 3 hdmi but only get 720p which sucks on big screen. V20 uses slimport connection to hdmi but Netflix and hdmi connection itself. drop off after a short time. I suspect vzw again.
    2 things...
    1) Isn't throttling (limiting the bandwidth) not allowed unless it's disclosed...this sounds EXTREMELY sneaky to me...at least T Mobile is upfront about it. I'd be irate about this but I use it so infrequently, and when I have used it on a 55" t.v. I've been fine with the quality... and

    2) I think you should call Netflix and report what you are experiencing. I am very convinced what I'm experiencing with the ScreenBeam is in fact an issue that Netflix introduced in their own app...hopefully inadvertently (i.e. a bug). I realize your issue is different than mine, but Netflix told me the more feedback they get the better they are able to respond. If no one calls they won't look into it. I was pleasantly surprised with my call...found the number on the Netflix help site and was patched through in less than a minute of hold time. Super pleasant woman and I really felt my complaint was heard. Hopefully now it gets fixed.
    02-09-2017 11:18 AM
  24. recDNA's Avatar
    When you get an app that works I would be reluctant to "update" unless the app offers something new and reviews are 5 star.
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    02-09-2017 11:21 AM
  25. French's Avatar
    When you get an app that works I would be reluctant to "update" unless the app offers something new and reviews are 5 star.
    Except I don't know how to get the Play Store to "ignore" updating one app. So when I get prompted to update apps I often have 7+ asking to be updated. It's a pain to individually go into each one in the store and then update it. I far prefer updating all...then if I run into a problem I can always find the older .apk online and roll back. I don't want to do that for the rest of my Android days.
    02-09-2017 01:27 PM
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